Pair of Lexington children making face covers for those in need

LEXINGTON, Mass. — Adults aren’t the only ones trying to fulfill the needs of people right now, kids are pitching in too.

After their virtual classes are done, Saanvi and Sejal Mammai head to the dining room, not for lunch but to start sewing and crocheting.

“They have put in triple effort and time so they’re actually dividing the time,” their mom, Sri Latha, explained. “Their school assignments in the morning and then in the afternoon they are here doing three hours at a stretch like every day.”

It started when a community group in Lexington put out the call for help.

“We kind of saw in our community that people had been contributing,” 14-year-old Saanvi said.

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“We took a class a couple of years ago, so we knew sewing and stuff,” 12-year-old Sejal explained.

They started with 10 masks then it became 100 then 200. Now, they are working on 100 more.

The first batch went to the Dimensions Hospice Care and Amigo Inc., a facility for individuals for autism.

“After that, they asked if they could make like crochet mask securers, so my older daughter developed this crochet habit from YouTube and I said can you help out because this is the time you should help,” their dad, Venu Mammai said.